Apple this week released the latest data on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 adoption rates, indicating that 80% of iPhones are already running iOS 14 and 70% of iPads are running iPadOS 14. This figure is correct as of February 24th.
As of December 15 of last year, iOS 14 was installed on 72% of iPhone smartphones, 61% of iPad owners used iPadOS 14. If we take into account only smartphones and tablets that were released in the last four years, then as of February 24, 86 % of iPhones and 84% of iPads have already been updated to newer versions of these operating systems.
Currently, 12% of iPhone smartphones are running iOS 13, another 8% of active devices are using previous versions of the operating system. 14% of iPad tablets are running iPadOS 13, another 16% are using previous OS versions.
Despite the fact that Android 11 broke the Android 10 record for the speed of distribution, it still falls short of iOS 14.
Apple finally defeated Samsung in the global smartphone market
Apple overtook Samsung to become the world’s leading smartphone brand amid record sales of iPhone smartphones. The company showed a huge jump in the last quarter of last year, while Huawei‘s position weakened greatly.
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According to Counterpoint Research, shipments of iPhone smartphones increased 22% in the previous quarter. The surge is driven by the release of the iPhone 12 lineup, which supports fifth-generation networks. Also, sales of previous models did not fall, the demand for which is stable after the price decline.
The company has shipped 90 million smartphones and has more than 23% market share. Analysts note that Apple has strengthened its position in the premium segment of smartphones in China. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, two of the top three selling premium smartphones in China are from Apple.
The second place in the quarter belongs to Samsung, which received about 19% of the market. The third place went to Xiaomi, followed by Oppo and Vivo, which took the fourth and fifth places, respectively. Huawei dropped to 6th place.
If we consider the results for the year, then Samsung is in the lead; Apple is second, Huawei is third, followed by Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and Realme. The latter was the fastest growing brand in the past year.
Counterpoint Research’s data is broadly consistent with estimates by another analyst firm, IDC, which we have already published.